Since joining Portland Monthly’s staff in 2010, Zach Dundas has covered amateur rocketry, retro gambling, Oregon’s flexible romantic leanings, and mysterious kebabs, among many other subjects. He edits narrative features and service packages, as well as the design-focused Lookbook blog. In 2013, his work for the magazine landed a trio of Society of Professional Journalists awards. Along with Rachel Ritchie, he manages the editorial department—or it manages him.

Zach got his journalistic start as the “calendar boy” at Montana’s Missoula Independent before working as a reporter and editor at Willamette Week. These days, he fills his ample free time with contributions to Monocle and other magazines, and is the author of two books, including the forthcoming The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes. He’s got a wife, two kids, and an ailing soccer career.

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10 Adrenaline-Packed Summer Days

Looking for a healthy dose of adventure? Gather your friends, pack up your gear, and make it count.

  • By Caleb Diehl, Marty Patail, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Oregon's Vietnam Naysayer

As the US marched to war, Republican-turned-Democrat Oregon senator Wayne Morse said no.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/01/2014
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Five Revolutionary Bike Designs from Oregon Manifest

The Portland-hatched design competition spurs teams of designers and bike builders to rethink urban transport.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/30/2014
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Living the Good Life, PDX-Style

Homing in on what it means to be healthy in the City of Roses, from good wine to great hikes.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/15/2014
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A New Kind of Tourniquet for the Modern Battlefield

Portland-based industrial design firm Ziba’s new design for an ancient life-saving device brings rugged health tech to the US Army.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/14/2014
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How Ken Kesey's Iconic Merry Pranksters Reinvented the American Counterculture Road Trip

Fifty years ago, Oregon's iconic novelist launched American counterculture on a long, strange trip.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/01/2014
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Should We Fear a Massive Portland Earthquake, Or Just Prepare For It?

How our executive editor stopped worrying and started getting prepared for the Big One. But is the rest of Portland ready?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/01/2014
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Country Brunch Gets Down(home)

Portland Monthly's celebration of urban bounty (and Bloody Marys) welcomed summer with local chefs and shakers.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/24/2014
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Nike's World Cup Design Hits

Portland's links to the Swoosh put a Rose City stamp on the soccer frenzy in Brazil.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/23/2014
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How to Enjoy the World Cup Without Getting Fired

Six indispensible tips for enjoying the world's most-watch games

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/02/2014
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Mount St. Helens: Anatomy of an Eruption

Inside the events of May 18, 1980—and scientific insight on when it could happen again.

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/02/2014
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Portland Shacks Up with Airbnb

Is sharing really caring? We track the controversies surrounding the house-share company's new Portland office.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/02/2014
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How Will Bike Share Help Portland?

A check-out bike scheme is in the works for 2015—but why does a city already mad about cycling need more bikes?

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/27/2014
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The Irvington Home Tour Opens Up Portland's Largest Historic Neighborhood

The leafy bastion in Northeast Portland showcases some of the city's finest classic residential architecture.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/13/2014
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Schoolhouse Electric's Crafty Spring Line

The acclaimed local/national design powerhouse hits nostalgic, hand-hewn notes for the season.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/08/2014
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Five Essential Talking Points in Portland's Epic Water War

With ballots out to voters, the fate of the legendary Bull Run watershed (and City Council's political clout) hangs in the balance.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/08/2014
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Loving Portland, For Better or Worse

Portland Monthly's executive editor reflects on 15 years of learning to love this crazy town.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/01/2014
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Cinnabon Conjures A Bit of Portland Voodoo

How Portland's quirky tastes are secretly influencing food-court culture.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/01/2014
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Reasons to Love Portland

From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.

  • By Laini Taylor, Justin Hocking, Brian Doyle, Rene Denfeld, Greg Young, Lexy Folkes, Peter Holmstrom, Maya Seaman, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Carl Abbott, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/25/2014
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The Inside Story of Phloem Studio's Beautiful Handmade Modernist Furniture

Founder and designer Ben Klebba reveals the story and inspirations behind his sharp-angled line of Portland-made instant classics.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/25/2014
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